Exchange 2010 Dynamic Distribution Group not working

There is a bug in the creation process for Dynamic Distribution Groups (DDG) in Exchange 2010.  When you use the Exchange Management Shell to create a DDG and specify the Organizational Unit (OU) where the DDG should reside in Active Directory, you must also specify the –RecipientContainer to search for that DDG.  Otherwise the DDG […]

AD: Managing Local Administrator Group Memberships

Being able to easily delegate access to domain systems is essential for administrators to enable necessary IT staff to manage their environments. The proper OU structure along with the deployment of Active Directory GPOs makes this a fairly simple task. GPOs can be used to add users or groups to local admins or to replace […]

E2K7: How to Change the Recipient Scope

When managing Exchange 2007, the recipient scope for Exchange Management Shell (EMS) and Exchange Management Console (EMC) defaults to the domain where the Exchange servers are located. Recipient scope refers to the specified portion of the Active Directory directory service hierarchy that the Exchange Management Console and the Exchange Management Shell uses for recipient management. When […]

Sync your Domain with an Internet time server

Recently, the time on all of my domain computers was out of sync. Each computer in my domain had the same time, but it was about 10 minutes slow. Domain computers get their time from your domain controller(s), so I looked into syncing the time of my DC with an internet time server. The steps […]

Disable the User Account Control (UAC) features in Windows Vista

Windows Vista has the built-in ability to automatically reduce the potential of security breaches in the system. It does that by automatically enabling a feature called User Account Control (or UAC for short). The UAC forces users that are part of the local administrators group to run like they were regular users with no administrative […]

E2K7: Determining Status of Database Backups

While running some reports on Exchange backup success I could not figure out why when I ran get-mailboxdatabase | fl Name,LastFullBackup it would return a blank LastFull Backup.  In Exchange Management console I could look at the properties of the database and see the Last full backup and the Last incrementation backup times.   After […]

E2K7: Standby Continuous Replication

Activating Standby Continuous Replication Targets http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb691321.aspx Standby Continuous Replication: Site Resilience with Standby Clustering http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb738150.aspx Standby Continuous Replication: Database Portability http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb738132.aspx   http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb676502.aspx http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc164368.aspx http://msmvps.com/blogs/ehlo/archive/2008/01/08/1447442.aspx